Emily Wong first joined Hamlin fourteen years ago as an Associate Teacher in Kindergarten and Grade 3 while obtaining her teaching credential with the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI). She is a native San Franciscan who has benefitted from a range of educational experiences, from San Francisco public and independent schools to co-ed and all girls. Emily has spent the last 12 years as a lead teacher at an independent school in Menlo Park, particularly loving her 8 years in Kindergarten. She is passionate about literacy development in young learners and has a special affinity for children’s literature. She believes it is truly a privilege to embark on a journey with children as they develop their identities as readers and writers. Emily is dedicated to meeting the needs of the students while making learning hands-on and fun.